UW defensive, special teams depth chart for Nebraska

Friday I wrote what I thought Wyoming’s offensive depth chart for the Aug. 31 season-opener at Nebraska would look like.

Today I offer you what I think the depth chart will look like on defense and special teams. As always, I welcome your comments, thoughts and questions.

DEFENSE

Nose tackle

Patrick Mertens, Sr., 6-5, 295

Uso Olive, RFr., 6-1, 293

Chase Appleby, RFr., 6-0, 289

Defensive tackle

Justin Bernthaler, Sr., 6-2, 260

Troy Boyland, Jr., 6-2, 302

Defensive end

Eddie Yarbrough, So., 6-3, 257

J.J. Quinlan, Sr., 6-1, 248

Buck

Sonny Puletasi, Jr., 6-3, 251

Saiosi Hala’api’api, So., 6-2, 248

WILL Linebacker

Lucas Wacha, RFr., 6-1, 214

Alex Borgs, Jr., 6-2, 232


MIKE Linebacker

Devyn Harris, Sr., 6-3, 240

Jordan Stanton, Jr, 6-0, 246

SAM Linebacker

Mark Nzeocha, Jr., 6-3, 235

Nehemie Kankolongo, Jr., 5-11, 212

Cornerback

Blair Burns, Jr., 5-10, 186

Cortland Fort, RFr., 6-0, 185

Cornerback

Tyran Finley, Jr., 5-9, 177

Tim Hayes, Fr., 5-9, 185

Strong safety

Darren White, Jr., 6-0, 192

Xavier Lewis, Fr., 6-0, 190

Free safety

Marqueston Huff, Sr., 6-0, 195

B.J. Hendrix, RSo., 5-11, 188

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kicker

Stuart Williams, Jr., 5-11, 180

Justin Martin, So., 5-10, 178

Punter

Ethan Wood, Fr., 6-3, 165

Stuart Williams, Jr., 5-11, 180

Kickoff return (No. 1 duo)

Jalen Claiborne, Jr., 5-9, 175

Robert Herron, Sr., 5-10, 187

No. 2 duo

Tyran Finley, Jr., 5-9, 177

Shaun Wick, So., 5-10, 204

Punt return

Jalen Claiborne, Jr., 5-9, 175

Tyran Finley, Jr., 5-9, 177

Holder

Sam Stratton, Jr., 5-11, 186

Colby Kirkegaard, Sr., 6-3, 205

Long snapper

Brendan Turelli, Fr., 6-2, 240

Siaosi Hala’api’api, So., 6-2, 248